Vijay Shankar who made debut for India recently was selected in the World Cup squad ahead of experienced Ambati Rayudu. The chief selector MSK Prasad told media that Vijay Shankar was selected ahead of Rayudu because of his three-dimensional attributes.
Rayudu, who was a regular for India at number four took his Twitter to show his disappointment on the World Cup snub through a tweet, “Just Ordered a new set of 3d glasses to watch the world cup.”
Speaking to Gaurav Kapur on his YouTube show Breakfast With Champions, Shankar said: “I know for the fact that how a cricketer would feel if they are not being picked. I can understand from a player’s point of view. And I know for the fact that he didn’t mean it to me.
“It was just that he put that tweet for the sake of it. I can understand the situation in which he was. It is fine for any cricketer.”
In the show, Vijay Shankar also revealed what he had to go through after the Nidahas Trophy final and how things changed when he defended 11 runs in the Nagpur ODI against Australia.
The all-rounder had to miss out the first warm-up match due to injury concern and he should be fit for the next game, at least before the World Cup.
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